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Health, well-being & coping? What's that got to do with education?

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  12 February 2016

Erica Frydenberg*
Affiliation:
University of Melbourne
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Erica Frydenberg, Faculty of Education, Uiverstiy of Melbourne, Parkville Victoria 3052, Australia

Abstract

Health and well-being is underscored by how we deal with stress, that is coping. This paper provides an overview of the theory of coping, current conceptualisations, and ways of measuring the construct. It provides a frame-work within which we can understand human adaptation. Empirical data which contributes to our understanding of coping is presented. Implications for health and the development of resilience are addressed.

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Theory and Research
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Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1999

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